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Lady on Question Time last night should have been more robustly challenged by all

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Unacceptable111 Fri 21-Feb-20 09:54:22

AIBU to think that the Question Time panel should all have come out in condemnation of this woman’s hate filled and ignorant rant (instead of just Ash Sarkar) and that Fiona Bruce should also have challenged her?

Can’t think of the amount of damage leaving such televised opinions unchallenged does sad.

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corduroyal Fri 21-Feb-20 09:57:21

Just stop watching it. It's been a right wing pile of tosh for a while.

Hoik Fri 21-Feb-20 09:58:59

I watched that, wasn't she an absolute delight? Even when she was proven wrong she tried to dispute it and the face of the man next to her was a picture as he slowly tried to edge away. She wasn't the least bit factually correct and it's people like her who are destroying this country with their divisionist views.

YANBU, she should have been robustly challenged by the entire panel.

Blanca87 Fri 21-Feb-20 09:59:28

Brexit Britain right there. I also stopped watching for the same reason.

PotteringAlong Fri 21-Feb-20 10:00:11

I saw it to. It was a disgrace.

missyoumuch Fri 21-Feb-20 10:07:59

She doesn't even know the difference between England and the UK. If the borders are closed please let's kick her out before shutting the door.

QuiteTiredOut Fri 21-Feb-20 10:08:04

She was just so ranty. Awful.

MitziK Fri 21-Feb-20 10:11:16

The 'Lady' on Question Time is probably a ringer.

Take off the big, blonde wig and look at the face. Looks awfully like the fake vicar woman then.

AlexaShutUp Fri 21-Feb-20 10:13:49

Contemptible, ignorant woman.

Sadly, there are many like her.

windycuntryside Fri 21-Feb-20 10:14:13

Ohhh QT has ringers, really ???
.... sorry

Reallybadidea Fri 21-Feb-20 10:17:27

Like it or not loads of people feel the same way. The real disgrace IMO is having a parliamentary opposition that has allowed this distortion of the truth to go largely unchallenged.

buttermilkwaffles Fri 21-Feb-20 10:48:39

"Completely close the borders"...bet she would be the first to complain when that meant she couldn't go on holiday abroad (or come back home after her holiday) or lost her job / home due to the total collapse of the economy, etc.

WallyDancre Fri 21-Feb-20 10:50:48

Why were you watching Question Time? Do you read the Daily Mail, too?

GhostofFrankGrimes Fri 21-Feb-20 10:51:42

It hasn't gone unchallenged, the problem is during a culture war people don't care for facts only defending their own side, winning the war.

ineedaholidaynow Fri 21-Feb-20 10:53:57

She was awful.

Kazzyhoward Fri 21-Feb-20 10:56:14

Stopped watching QT when the hopeless Fiona Bruce took over - it was bad enough before, but now it's just too lightweight.

Everanewbie Fri 21-Feb-20 11:02:49

It always makes me laugh how empty vessels seem to make the most noise. This woman's close friends probably slapped her on the back and told her she was a straight talker saying what others are afraid to say. Anyone who argues immigration is entirely bad or entirely good are wide of the mark. Its a complicated subject with no easy answer. The answer certainly isn't kick them out and close the boarders, but open boarders is equally as foolish.

However, the comment about QT being a right wing haven is wide of the mark. Its like the BBC as a whole. Yes QT selects its audiences based on the current political picture, but lefty panellists and audience members get their points in well enough. For every so say right wing plant, there are also a few so say people concerned about the NHS etc. when they actually have turned out to be full on Momentum activists.

Every right winger going says the BBC has a liberal metropolitan left wing bias, citing Nish Kumar etc. etc. Left wingers claim it has a tory bias and try to say Laura Kuenssberg is somehow biased for reporting on Corbyn's obvious incompetence. If both sides accuse it of bias, the reality is probably that is that it gets it about right.

Dividingthementalload Fri 21-Feb-20 11:04:25

I loved that Fiona Bruce made a very dry comment which said it all, something like ‘ can we respond to that comment...strongly made’. I think that dealt with it perfectly, gave it no more air space.

hamstersarse Fri 21-Feb-20 11:11:42

I think people need to face up to the fact that a lot of people feel that multi-culturalism hasn't worked and it was a pipe dream trying to successfully integrate other cultures within our culture

This woman is not alone in thinking what she thinks. It is a basic function of a society for example, that we speak the same language

sunshinesupermum Fri 21-Feb-20 11:19:17

hampstersarse what an appropriate name!

Britain has been made up from countless other cultures for centuries all of whom have 'successfully integrated'.

FrogsFrogs Fri 21-Feb-20 11:28:39

The language we speak is a mish mash of languages brought from outside grin

I'm reading this book at the moment which is very interesting on this subject. Maybe worth a look for you, hamster.

Lingo: A Language Spotter's Guide to Europe www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1781254176/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_t77tEbM6YQMBR?tag=mumsnetforu03-21

FrogsFrogs Fri 21-Feb-20 11:31:44

Unless you're a Welsh speaker, whose language has survived for a very very long time.

Oh hold on you refer to the language we all speak.
You mean Welsh, Cornish, Scottish Gaelic? No of course you don't.
grin

GhostofFrankGrimes Fri 21-Feb-20 11:32:35

Shame the British Empire didnt take the view multi culturalism didnt work. This whole arguement boils down to lack of understanding of history and exceptionalism.

FrogsFrogs Fri 21-Feb-20 11:33:20

let's start a campaign to get the words shampoo and rucksack banned.

Rucksack especially as a word from German is an EU affront imposed on our beautiful language and we will fight it!!!

FrogsFrogs Fri 21-Feb-20 11:33:39

Sorry can't stop laughing.

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